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Weeping

 

in plants, the secretion of sap from a cut in a stem or from a spot where the stem has been injured. Weeping is caused by root pressure. In herbaceous plants, weeping may occur throughout the vegetative period; in trees it occurs primarily in the spring. An increase in weeping is observed during the daylight hours. After an injury to the stem, an herbaceous plant secretes sap usually for several days, a woody plant for up to 40 days, and some tropical palms and agaves for several months. (SeeGUTTATION.)

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Traversing the full range of human experiences with grace, The Long Weeping insists that solace awaits on the other side of even the blackest tumult, if only it can be perceived and grasped.
Weeping Window will be on display until September 24.
Together with Lee Karen's Stow's exhibition and the Weeping Window, the Senedd is displaying two pieces which invite us to take time to contemplate how so many fought and died to protect democracy and our way of life.
The poppy sculpture Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle
Weeping Window is one of two sculptures taken from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces.
Woodhorn Museum was the first location for the one called Poppies: Weeping Window which it displayed as a cascade from an old colliery winding wheel which is now a scheduled ancient monument.
Weeping Window's next destination is St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, from April to June, and then the Black Watch Museum, in Perth, from June to September.
Thomas Dixon's Weeping Britannia takes as its central premise that the British "stiff upper lip", far from being the defining characteristic of the nation throughout its history, was in fact the creation of a particular historical moment, out of which has grown a transhistorical myth of national restraint.
Weeping Window is composed of thousands of poppies cascading from a top-floor window.
It all started with a visit to the Weeping Window during its time at Woodhorn by a craft group which meets at Bedlington Community Centre, and its leading artists Isla Haddow and Sheila Biggs.
Word of the remarkable discovery quickly spread after a neighbor witnessed the statue weeping.
a weeping song, whale song, woman song weeping inside her child.